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Jun 4, 2021 | News Story
UFT President Michael Mulgrew, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, and 32BJ President Kyle Bragg co-authored an op-ed in Crain's yesterday calling for Carbon Free and Healthy Schools across New York City.
Jun 3, 2021 | News Story
The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (NYC CLC) is proud to announce our endorsement of Corey Johnson for the office of NYC Comptroller. NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez stated “Corey Johnson has built a record of delivering for everyday working New Yorkers during his time in the City Council, including his leadership as Speaker. We know he has what it takes to be our City’s fiscal...
May 28, 2021 | News Story
Employees at yet another of New York City’s major museums have taken steps to form a union. This time the organizing effort is taking place at the Brooklyn Museum, where a proposed union would represent a mixture of full- and part-time workers. The Technical, Office and Professional Union, UAW Local 2110 filed a petition on  Tuesday asking for an NLRB vote.
May 28, 2021 | News Story
This week, SAG-AFTRA filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against New York Public Radio, owner of WNYC, Gothamist and other media properties, in response to a coordinated and aggressive campaign to undermine union and protected and concerted activity.
May 28, 2021 | News Story
On Wednesday, members of Laborers Local 79 gathered with supporters and elected officials for a rally at 28th Street and 11th Avenue to fight back against body shops, which prey on people returning home from incarceration and leverage workers' parole mandates of maintaining employment as a condition of their release. These body shops take advantage of the scarcity of job opportunities available...
May 28, 2021 | News Story
Members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC-CUNY), students and supporters gathered on Wednesday both at the gates of Brooklyn College and simultaneously via Zoom for a #FreeTheFunds: Beyond Racist Austerity Rally.
May 21, 2021 | News Story
On Tuesday, the editorial workers at Forbes announced their intention to unionize with The NewsGuild of New York with over 80% of eligible staffers signed on to the campaign. Forbes staffers are asking company management to respect their collective voice and recognize their union.
May 21, 2021 | News Story
On Saturday, Laborers Local 79, NY Communities for Change, labor and community allies marched for safe and responsible development. Inspections by the Department of Buildings keep turning up safety violations at the 100% non-union Bedford Armory construction site. The NYC Labor Movement stands together against greedy, unscrupulous developers and we must hold our elected officials accountable when...
May 21, 2021 | News Story
The labor-led Carbon Free and Healthy Schools campaign continues to gain support as the mayoral primary and federal infrastructure talks heat up. Together, we can make NYC schools a model of green infrastructure, make schools healthier and safer for students and the school community, create good union jobs, and save schools millions in energy costs. As we rebuild NYC, join teachers, parents,...
May 21, 2021 | News Story
As New York updates its re-opening guidelines, the key to bringing back tourists and audiences is very simple: vaccinations. Union musicians are doing their part to speed this process along. Local 802 and the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment continued its highly successful “Music Heals" series this week, which is a program of paid union gigs for musicians who perform for vaccine...